McAfee Database Security
Real-time protection for business critical databases, and compliance without downtime.
Poorly protected databases are a cybercriminal’s dream come true. They contain your company’s most valuable, easily exploitable data—all nicely packaged in convenient locations. It’s understandable why databases are the leading target of sophisticated cyberattacks by hackers and are increasingly exploited by privileged users inside of organizations. However, there’s plenty you can do to protect your company’s databases—and reputation. What’s more, with McAfee® Database Security, achieving protection and compliance is easier than you might think.
According to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, more than 92 percent of records breached involve a database. Annual research by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) indicates that up to half of those breaches are caused by internal users. Why is this happening? Put simply, most companies have insufficient database protection. Three out of four organizations rely solely on the native database security features provided by their database vendor—features that can be easily bypassed by a database administrator or other privileged users. Network-sniffing security strategies provide only a partial view of threats and are costly to deploy, while log-based host security only offers after-the-fact forensics that do nothing to prevent attacks.
Until now, corporate IT security and database teams have had to choose between two less-than-desirable options: either sacrifice database performance for only marginally better protection or run lean and risk noncompliance to avoid database downtime. At McAfee, we believe both of these choices are unacceptable. That’s why we offer McAfee Database Security.
Secure Databases from the Inside-Out with McAfee Database Security McAfee Database Security offers real-time protection for business-critical databases from all types of threats: external, internal, and even intra-database exploits. This software-based solution provides robust security and continuous compliance without requiring architecture changes, costly hardware, or downtime. In other words, it’s an efficient, affordable way to protect databases while preserving database performance and helping to ensure continuous business operations.
McAfee Database Security comprises several best-in-class McAfee security products to deliver compre- hensive protection that goes far beyond native, easily bypassed database management system (DBMS) security capabilities. The modular nature of the McAfee Database Security solution allows you to customize and tune database protection, automating the processes of database discovery, protection, monitoring, and security management. This solution does not require specialized database system knowledge, so it helps your IT team achieve rapid time to value. Here’s how it works:
- McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases automatically discovers all databases and helps you assess potential vulnerabilities
- McAfee Virtual Patching for Databases helps you protect databases from potential breaches—prior to installing vendor-released patch updates
- McAfee Database Activity Monitoring provides real-time visibility into all database activity—including privileged user access
- McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) software provides an enterprise security management console for end-to-end visibility into database security, enterprise security, and compliance